What does staph infection look like on the leg?

Varies. It can look like anything from a folliculitis (inflamed hair follicles) to cellulitis (inflamed skin/soft tissue) to an abscess (painful lump with overlying inflamed skin, may be draining pus). This is common with all bacterial skin infections, not just staph, however. See a doctor for further evaluation.

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What does a leg staph infection look like?

Red pustule . Staph anywhere on the body can present as pustules or abscesses. Read more...

How do I tell if a spot on my leg is staph infection or just an irritated bite/spot/ hair follicle...etc....

Infections. Nobody can tell if an infected lesion is due to Staph or another bacteria without a culture. However, if a sore or wound, is hot, has pus, is tender, or increasing pain or redness, it is likely infected. A bug bite can be red and a little warm and itchy, but no pus or severe pain is present. Apply Bacitracin and a bandaid after cleaning with dilute soap and water twice a day. If worse: to MD! Read more...
RELAX. A small spot on the leg is common. Do you shave your legs? Wash in shower every day. If it becomes rapidly worse, see a DR. Most likely = folliculitis. Bacitracin and bandaid will make it worse. Read more...